Leicester boss Nigel Pearson believes his side have coped well following their promotion to the Championship. The Foxes are 10th in the table but will climb into the top six with victory over Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Monday night.
Pearson told lcfc.com: "We've been able to get results when things have been tough.
"The last few games have illustrated how tough a league this is, how competitive it is.
"We have not always been at our best but we've still been able to get results.
"We are learning to be more competitive. There's no doubt during a season there are going to be setbacks along the way.
"We were disappointed last week when we played Derby we couldn't convert our performance into a win.
"Likewise when we played Crystal Palace on Tuesday it was a very tough game against a team that are very difficult to beat at this level.
"But the players are showing a desire to play and try and be successful at this level and the league table speaks for itself.
"It is very tight throughout the league and we are in amongst it but it is going to be tough for the whole of the season.
"We're doing okay - we've got some tough games coming up but I say that every week."